“We are confident in RUAG as an MRO partner, as it is absolutely crucial for us to have a maintenance provider we can rely on: one that understands how we do business and treats our timing and availability requirements with dedication,” says Alex Iheuwa, Director of Maintenance and Engineering for Air Peace.
When the Nigerian airline’s Dornier 328-300 was approaching its 10-year inspection, it turned to the proven Dornier 328 expertise of the specialists at RUAG Aviation in Berne, Switzerland, and the one-stop shop services they provide. “Our Dornier 328-300 serves as the private business aircraft of our airline’s owner,” he continues. “It was therefore essential for our MRO provider, and for their reputation, that the Dornier be completed as quickly as possible. We trust RUAG to prioritise quality and our interests.”
A landing gear overhaul for the Dornier 328, in December 2015, confirmed RUAG Aviation as a proven and reliable partner for Air Peace. RUAG succeeded in troubleshooting and repairing an issue with the nose gear that had confounded other providers. Specialists at RUAG followed-up the project with a full overhaul of the landing gear, supplying the Nigeria-based Dornier 328 with a loaner-set while the work was carried out. RUAG Aviation operates an in-house component shop for landing gear in Interlaken, Switzerland, specialising in Dornier 328 and ATR landing gear.
The business aviation service provider has an excellent reputation, in particular for heavy maintenance checks, C checks, modifications, refurbishments and turnkey package solutions. Top performance and an emphasis on customer support are viewed as contributing factors. “We are firmly committed to aircraft availability. Timely delivery is how we demonstrate that commitment,” affirms Simon Hafele, General Manager Site Berne, RUAG Aviation. “Absolute transparency in terms of both customer communication and project management is fundamental to fulfilling this promise.”
RUAG Aviation provides one-stop shop solutions for business jets, including MRO, cabin interiors, aircraft painting, system upgrades, component services, FBO, AOG, and support and Consulting.
RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.
Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.
RUAG is an authorised service centre for OEMs of renown, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica (AgustaWestland), Piaggio, Sikorsky, Pilatus, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service centre for 328 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft, Viking und MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces.
The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations.
RUAG Aviation is an approved Part 21/J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21/G EASA Production Organisation, and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.